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In summary, a student studying Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Space and Aircraft is looking for suggestions on how to improve their understanding of physics. They mention studying the book "Aircraft Design" by Daniel P. Raymer and wanting to learn more about aerodynamics. However, they only have a high school level understanding of physics and are wondering if they can learn these topics through the "Feynman Lectures on Physics". The expert summarizer advises that in order to fully understand physics, the student should first study calculus and then move on to college-level physics. They also stress the importance of having a strong foundation in mathematics for a deeper understanding of physics. The student agrees and states that they are a hard worker and believe they can achieve

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What physics do you already know?

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Just high school level. I'm interesting with Aerodynamic (because aircraft)

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kdrdgn07 said:Just high school level. I'm interesting with Aerodynamic (because aircraft)

You will need vector calculus to learn this. Start by learning calculus, then practice mechanics. You need to build the foundation first.

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Ty for suggestion but Can't I learn this topics on feynman?MidgetDwarf said:You will need vector calculus to learn this. Start by learning calculus, then practice mechanics. You need to build the foundation first.

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That's not how it works. First study calculus, then start doing college-level physics. Or at least, study it at the same time. If you want to have deep insights in physics you'll need mathematics.kdrdgn07 said:Ty for suggestion but Can't I learn this topics on feynman?

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Bro, essentially you are right. I mean I will exactly do what you said. But I thought that I can do it with one book. I can do this with feynman. I'm a hardworker and I am trusting myself. I can do it.NathanaelNolk said:That's not how it works. First study calculus, then start doing college-level physics. Or at least, study it at the same time. If you want to have deep insights in physics you'll need mathematics.

The Feynman lectures on Physics are a set of three volumes, originally given as a series of lectures by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman at Caltech in the early 1960s. They cover a wide range of topics in physics, presented in an informal and engaging style.

The lectures were originally intended for first-year undergraduate students, but have since become popular among a broader audience, including scientists, teachers, and curious individuals interested in learning more about physics.

Yes, the lectures cover a wide range of topics in physics, from basic concepts to advanced topics such as quantum mechanics and electromagnetism. However, they are presented in a way that is accessible and understandable to non-experts.

Yes, the lectures are still highly relevant today. While some of the specific examples and technologies mentioned may be outdated, the underlying concepts and principles presented by Feynman are still fundamental to our understanding of the physical world.

The Feynman lectures on Physics are not intended to replace a traditional textbook, but rather to supplement it. They provide a unique perspective and approach to learning physics that can be helpful for students and anyone interested in the subject. However, they may not cover all the material typically found in a traditional textbook.

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